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Old 05-15-2018, 06:54 PM
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Soft Top Radiant Interior Heat...

First time Jeep owner question... I'm noticing that on sunny 90+ degree days, if I'm not moving at highway speeds, there's a LOT of radiant heat that transfers through the black canvas to the interior, (I have the premium top).

Does anyone make anything like a foil liner that would block some of that heat transfer from the cabin?

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I can attest to the performance of the hardtop set. I live in Vegas and they are night and day.

Looky looky loo!

https://hotheadheadliners.com/produc...-top-headliner

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I have the HotHeads soft top liner. Worked great last winter to keep heat in, so I am sure it would do what you want in the summer. But ... I removed mine when it started getting warm because it makes putting the top down quite a bit more involved. I’ll have to see what happens once our highs get up there and may consider putting it back in.
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Turn the A/C down and just live with it, you have a soft top that's just the way it is. I live in Texas and have the Premium Soft Top, not that bad for us Texans.

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another supporter for Hothead Headliners on my soft top. i've had it for the past 3 years and works well. retains heat in the winter but can be too hot and i have to knife down the heat, and cooler in the summer. if you plan on using it with your soft top together, keep the velcro straps very loose so you can drop the top without getting hung up. my top is the non premium with gray roof.
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I don't have any issues in the winter, the heater will run me out of the Jeep if I turn it all the way up for more than a few minutes.

The Hothead liner sounds like it would do what I was looking for, but the limitation of having to take it off and put it back on everytime I drop the top doesn't sound so appealing since my top goes up and down all the time. How long does it take to remove and reinstall it?

TRAINMAN... The AC would be a good solution if I ever had the windows rolled up. :-)
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I have a spiderweb shade under a trek top. I keeps the radiant heat down a bit but the warm air can still pass through. With it, I don't have something just above my head that's very hot to the touch. The spider web shade isn't hot to the touch like the top is if I reach around behind it. Also makes for a cool looking head liner.
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I don't have any issues in the winter, the heater will run me out of the Jeep if I turn it all the way up for more than a few minutes.

The Hothead liner sounds like it would do what I was looking for, but the limitation of having to take it off and put it back on everytime I drop the top doesn't sound so appealing since my top goes up and down all the time. How long does it take to remove and reinstall it?

TRAINMAN... The AC would be a good solution if I ever had the windows rolled up. :-)
IF you mean drop top and put back on with the liner then a couple of minutes with a bit of patience. it will hang up on the rear support bars if not dropped straight back and is bulky as mentioned by another member. i made a trunk in the rear and mounted a cheap trunk organizer net which i use to tether the top.
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